Northern Irelandâ€™s public transport services provider, Translink, have come on board for another year of movie mania as the sponsor of the 2007 Cinemagic International Film and Television Festivalâ€™s Secondary School Education Programme.
Translink will actively contribute to youth development by providing secondary schools with free return bus travel to Belfast. Students will attend a fun-filled series of screenings and workshops during the annual film festival which takes place from November 16 to December 2.
The Cinemagic Secondary School Education Programme will take place in Queenâ€™s Film Theatre, Belfast, and the workshops on offer will cover topics such as Filmmaking, Journalism, Film in the Classroom, and Storytelling, accompanied with films relevant to the curriculum.
Ciaran Rogan, Translink, Marketing Executive, said: â€œTranslink are delighted to sponsor Cinemagic again this year. Our contribution will ensure young people will safely be transported to Belfast to participate in Cinemagicâ€™s innovative and dynamic programme of events.
â€œAs a further commitment to all our young people, this partnership with Cinemagic also offers the added benefits of fun, while boosting the confidence and self-esteem of our younger generations through the use of the Arts – making this a sponsorship we support wholeheartedlyâ€.
Joan Burney, Chief Executive of Cinemagic, added: â€œWith thanks to Translink, Cinemagic is able to increase access for schools, right across Northern Ireland, wishing to attend Cinemagic festival events.
â€œThis in turn increases the amount of young people engaging with the arts and creative industries.
â€œThe secondary education programme of events will focus on curriculum based subjects and complement Moving Image Arts, and therefore it is a fantastic opportunity for pupils to have fun and learn in a creative way, as well as being transported to the venue safelyâ€.
Cinemagic is hosting an education programme launch for teachers on Tuesday October 2, in Queenâ€™s Film Theatre, University Square, Belfast, from 4.30pm- 6.00pm, where teachers can find out more about the festival events and the partnership with Translink. There are a limited number of return buses available so early booking is advisable.
The Coca – Cola Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People takes place in various venues across Belfast, including Movie House Cinemas Dublin Rd, Storm Cinemas, and Queenâ€™s Film Theatre.
The fun-filled festival for four to 25 year olds is action packed with fantastic film screenings, special premieres, international features, documentaries, shorts, foreign language films, education packages from pre-school to college level, and accompanying industry workshops.
Visit cinemagic.org.uk or telephone 028 90 311 900.